This is all silly talk.
The Knicks will not win anything without Amare in the playoffs, and no one is handing over quality players with such a high salary.
The Knicks won't win any significant games with Melo alone shooting 44%, no matter how well his defense is.
We're stuck with that deal, it aint my money, so I'm not concerned with that.
Just get the guy healthy and limit his minutes.
He starts games and he closes games, that's all i need him.